I have met him, here in NZ. He popped around to see my Taita Gorge Railway when here for one of our Conventions. A real gentleman.Perhaps someday I will have the opportunity to meet him! I am not too far away in Seattle.
Those Brass Models look just too good to paint. A problem with all Brass Models I believe, but if you want the Railway well.....There's a story thread of Mr. Grundman's other brass models from several years back on White Pass Shovel Noses - myLargescale.com > Community > Forums
The formatting is bad so I reproduce it here:
"First engine I build only 1 off, about 1991 a 0-6-0. The prototype ran on the island of Wangerooge in the North Sea."
"Next a Narrow gauge Diesel Switcher. Used for station duty on many RRs in Germany, mostly as std. gauge. I build 3 in 1992."
"A generic woodfired 2-truck Shay. 3 foot gauge. Suspension fully sprung. I build 4 of those, about 1995."
"The Rio Grande K-27. 5 I built 1998-1999, before this model was offered on the market."
"#90 and #93 Diesels of the White Pass & Yukon Route. The only engines that were painted. Displayed in Skagway 2009"
What an amazing artisan!
Our collective head covers are removed in your presence, Sir, in awe of the time and effort you've put into your remarkable railroad. You are a consummate craftsman, as show in your other 'efforts' recently shown to us.I am not sure I deserve all these kind words, but thanks for saying so anyways. It is a pleasure and an honor to hear my work is appreciated.
If anyone wants to see some videos I made of my layout, do go to <Trains and More> on Youtube. The latest one I just posted about a week ago. It's a cabride.
A big "Thank You" to all of you.